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That's it. Linux can officially do everything.

Except run the latest version of Photoshop, fully.

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post #112 of 123
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maybe we should stop using optics and go back to filing at notch in the barrel for use as a sight while we're hating on tech.

I grew up on iron / open sights, my dad wouldn't let me use a scope until "he" felt ready. smile.gif

in fact that is exactly how I am teaching my younger cousin how to shoot.

while on on this topic I 100% agree with the idea of raising a young hunter on open sights, because I believe as others do in "scope dependence"

A short definition of scope dependence, a shooter which needs the use of a scope (or optical aid) to have repeatable accuracy, on a target.

tbh, I have a eye appointment tomorrow, because when I took my grandpa's old .22 he gave me out to shoot some beer cans, I had a difficult time seeing that beer can @ 100ish yards, (using open sights). I was able to see the can and 'hit' it, but not as good i thought, because i noticed when I aligned my sight up, i.e. sight alignment & sight picture, my "picture" of the can was blurry to me, which was a first for me around that distance.

either I'm getting old or i had too much beer that day. tongue.gif (hopefully the latter)

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That is about 1/4 moa.

thanks!
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Location: Sheffield (U.K.)

i full stopped there

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post #113 of 123
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Originally Posted by Magariz View Post

This is really cool and there are definate military applications for this. I find it a bit excessive for hunting and does remove the skill factor. Not one of my friends would get this rifle for hunting even if they had the money, they enjoy the challenge of lining up that perfect shot.

I agree, it would be very useful in military setting, as well as police departments.

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I agree, it would be very useful in military setting, as well as police departments.
I sure hope its not "very useful" to the police...
 
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I grew up on iron / open sights, my dad wouldn't let me use a scope until "he" felt ready. smile.gif

in fact that is exactly how I am teaching my younger cousin how to shoot.

while on on this topic I 100% agree with the idea of raising a young hunter on open sights, because I believe as others do in "scope dependence"

A short definition of scope dependence, a shooter which needs the use of a scope (or optical aid) to have repeatable accuracy, on a target.

tbh, I have a eye appointment tomorrow, because when I took my grandpa's old .22 he gave me out to shoot some beer cans, I had a difficult time seeing that beer can @ 100ish yards, (using open sights). I was able to see the can and 'hit' it, but not as good i thought, because i noticed when I aligned my sight up, i.e. sight alignment & sight picture, my "picture" of the can was blurry to me, which was a first for me around that distance.

either I'm getting old or i had too much beer that day. tongue.gif (hopefully the latter)
thanks!
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When I went to optometrist for the same reason, he said it was eye fatigue. They ended up giving me glasses just for shooting.
 
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I sure hope its not "very useful" to the police...

Why not? If there is some bank robber or wack job holding a knife to your throat, I want the what ever the best sniper weapon is to "flip the switch" off on the scumbag who is threatening my life in the hands of SWAT.

This won't be used by a regular beat cop to be sure, but for SWAT, it could prove very useful.
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Meaning that I hope they don't NEED to find it very useful. People getting shot is sad.

Very implies a lot of use, which means that instead of resolving problems they're dispatching them. I'd rather it found more use in game hunting than people terminating.
 
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It's insane how people here debate...

Can't say a word...
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It's insane how people here debate...

Can't say a word...

Calling the discussion that happens on a chat board a "debate" is pretty much akin to calling a shoplifter a customer. biggrin.gif
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People should not be hunting at all. Full stop.

I don't know what magical fantasy utopia you live in, but there are people within spitting distance of me whose kids would probably starve if they and their families didn't hunt.

Also, since we already killed all the natural predators things like deer used to have, if no one culled them the amount of related auto accidents, and resulting human deaths, would skyrocket. As it is, people who haven't hit deer at some point in their lives are a minority here.
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